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On Transcendentalism (Milestones of Thought Series)
The full texts of four seminal works by Emerson are presented in this volume: 'Nature, ' 'The American Scholar, ' 'The Divinity School Address, ' and 'The Transcendentalist.' Edward Ericson assesses that impact in his helpful introduction and evaluates anew Emerson's continuing influence on American culture in our century.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 1st 1986 by Bloomsbury Academic
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in 1803, Ralph Waldo Emerson was born in Boston. Educated at Harvard and the Cambridge Divinity School, he became a Unitarian minister in 1826 at the Second Church Unitarian. The congregation, with Christian overtones, issued communion, something Emerson refused to do. "Really, it is beyond my comprehension," Emerson once said, when asked by a seminary professor whether he believed in God. (Quoted ...moreMore about Ralph Waldo Emerson...